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October Catch Up with Coaching

We are pleased to share the NEW Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) eLearning and are interested in hearing your views around EDI and how we can support you. This edition also includes the new short instruction video about SUP Leashes, good practice guidance for BCAB Instructors, Coaches and Leaders, as well as our new Technical Group members.

Stand Up Paddleboard Leashes

  • As part of our continual work to raise safety awareness for anyone paddling a Stand Up Paddleboard, British Canoeing Awarding Body, alongside the SUP Technical Group, have produced a short instruction video. The video includes the different leashes available, quick release systems, use of buoyancy aids and additional safety equipment for consideration.
  • NEW Equality, Diversity and Inclusion eLearning: British Canoeing Awarding Body is pleased to launch the Introduction to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion eLearning, which is FREE for the paddling community. The module gives learners an insight into a range of topics, with interactive activities and resources throughout the module. Learners will also be signposted to further information about specific topics, such as LGBTQ+ inclusion and engaging more women and girls. 
  • Good practice guidance for BCAB Instructors, Coaches and Leaders: BCAB Instructor, Coach and Leader qualifications are well respected throughout the world, due to the robust training and assessments that take place through a regulated framework of verification and standardisation. We would encourage anyone with responsibility for paddlers on the water to consider the good practice guidelines.
  • New Technical Group members announced: British Canoeing Awarding Body is pleased to announce the new members of the Tech Groups. With a number of broad ranging applications and varying experiences, we are pleased to be able to select a diverse group of individuals to represent the Technical Groups. 
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Questionnaire: British Canoeing Awarding Body regularly reviews and considers appropriate support for instructors, coaches and leaders, to ensure content is both useful and engaging. Please take this opportunity to complete this short questionnaire which focuses on equality, diversity and inclusion. This will help inform and shape how we can provide specific support in both context and application.
  • Parents in Sport Week, 4 – 10 October 2021: #ParentsinSportWeek Parents in Sport Week is a national awareness raising campaign run by the NSPCC. It aims to highlight the important role parents play in the bigger safeguarding picture of sport. However, to be able to support their child, parents need knowledge. That’s why this year’s campaign is focused on getting the right information and resources to parents, so that they can play their part and keep their child safe in sport. Sign up to support the campaign and get access to all of the NSPCC’s resources for sports parents by visiting

    We recommend watching this short animation and completing the 10 minute eLearning to improve your understanding of safe sport and how to support your child to enjoy sport free from distress or harm.

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